Scotland Island Residents Association
What is SIRA?
SIRA is an association of Scotland Island residents, and is collectively the voice of the Scotland Island community and a key provider of services to families living on the island. The SIRA committee provides leadership in addressing issues relating to off-shore sustainability and community well-being.
SIRA was established in 1955 at a meeting at Bangalla and since then has become a vital part of island life. Read the Scotland Island News announcing that meeting and the Agenda.
All islanders are encouraged to join SIRA using the membership form. Membership is $20 per year per household. Please also feel free to volunteer to join any of the project teams (see link below).
The SIRA Committee welcomes observers at its meetings, and questions and submissions from island residents. See the Visitor Policy for details.
What does SIRA do?
SIRA provides a range of services on the island:
SIRA also maintains the Catherine Park facilities (BBQ) and facilitates environmental studies and works with Council to secure funding for island infrastructure. It also holds community meetings with residents on key issues affecting the island.
SIRA represents the community on committees including Pittwater Council reference groups and the Church Point Offshore Liaison. We advocate on a range of issues including roads and drainage, emergency water, and the Church Point precinct plan.
SIRA, along with the West Pittwater Community Association, negotiated for many years with the Council and other groups to achieve the acceptance of the current Church Point precinct plan, which, when implemented, will provide significant improvements to safety, car parking arrangements, and the accessibility of the precinct.